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Bird (1988)

R
161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.
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$9,000,000
Opening weekend
$27,116
Gross (US & Canada)
$2,181,286
Gross (World)
$2,181,286
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Sep 30, 1988 (United States)

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Forest Whitaker
Charlie 'Bird' Parker Charlie 'Bird' Parker   See fewer
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Diane Venora
Chan Parker Chan Parker   See fewer
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Michael Zelniker
Red Rodney Red Rodney   See fewer
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Samuel E. Wright
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie   See fewer
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Keith David
Buster Franklin Buster Franklin   See fewer
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Michael McGuire
Brewster Brewster   See fewer
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James Handy
Esteves Esteves   See fewer
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Damon Whitaker
Young Bird Young Bird   See fewer
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Arlen Dean Snyder
Dr. Heath Dr. Heath   See fewer
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Sam Robards
Moscowitz Moscowitz   See fewer
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Penelope Windust
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Glenn Wright
Alcoholic Patient (as Glenn T. Wright) Alcoholic Patient (as Glenn T. Wright)   See fewer
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George Orrison
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Bill Cobbs
Dr. Caulfield Dr. Caulfield   See fewer
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Hamilton Camp
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Chris Bosley
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Jo de Winter
Mildred Berg Mildred Berg   See fewer
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Richard Zavaglia
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Anna Levine
Audrey Audrey   See fewer
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Al Pugliese
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Hubert Kelly
Wilson Wilson   See fewer
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Billy J. Mitchell
Prince (as Billy Mitchell) Prince (as Billy Mitchell)   See fewer
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Karl Vincent
Stratton Stratton   See fewer
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Lou Cutell
Bride's Father Bride's Father   See fewer
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Roger Etienne
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Jason Bernard
Benny Tate Benny Tate   See fewer
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Gretchen Oehler
Southern Nurse Southern Nurse   See fewer
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Richard McKenzie
Southern Doctor Southern Doctor   See fewer
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Tony Cox
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Diane Salinger
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Peter Crook
Bird's Lawyer Bird's Lawyer   See fewer
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Steve Zettler
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Ann Weldon
Violet Welles Violet Welles   See fewer
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Charley Lang
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Harris Harris   See fewer
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Richard Jeni
Morello Morello   See fewer
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Richard Mawe
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Robert Daniel
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7.2 / 10 | 10,467 votes